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To: Eska

I love the Yukon!

I lived in Alaska for a few years: Seward, Moose Pass and Anchorage.

I worked for the Forest Service in Moose Pass, I was stationed out of the Kenai Lake Work Center. The first year I built trails, then in following years I maintained the trails then fought fires.

It was great...that was where we carried .375 H&H’s against Brownies.

What a joy it must be to live in the bush by the Yukon.

Wait...I just re-read what you wrote, You’ve shot a 5” 460?! Wow! I find Ruger Redhawks in 44 magnum to be too stiff!

Are you a Native? I worked with a lot of Tlingits, Yupiks and Eskimos in Seward and Moose Pass, and a few in Anchorage.

See ya’,


12 posted on 10/19/2010 7:12:31 PM PDT by Sir_Ed
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Wife and I have our teaching degrees, have taught in a couple villages. We live 4 miles out of Eagle which is on the Yukon, not Eagle River. Been here in Eagle 10 years, taught in the MatSu and east of Tok. Hard to leave once you get use to the place, but kids now at UAA & UAF, too quiet at the house without any kids nowadays.

I was once offered a slot down Yakutat, signed contract, fished Situk, then wifey refused to go there; tough place just the same. Anyway, we ended up here and probably will stay. Ya have quite a few kooks out this way, kind of people that get themselves locked up pretty regular for dumb stuff if they live in Fairbanks. No law enforcement, taxes, regulations, organized local govt out this way, all kinds of freedom; we like it.

I'm close to all the local Indians, spend more time with them than any White People around here. Just hate watching them die out from the alcohol.

I have two S&W 460 mags, a 10 inch and the 5 inch. The 5 inch is awful to shoot but the 10 inch is quite accurate. I saw the previous owner hit a 12 inch target at 400 yards every other shot; I wish I could do the same off sandbags, but can't.

We had some probs of late with fed cops down Yukon Charlie, they beat up, handcuffed 70 year old resident and now state is involved. Sad, cause the feds have worked quite hard to get along out this way over the years; all down the drain now. Probably just another Obama appointee.

14 posted on 10/19/2010 10:02:02 PM PDT by Eska
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